Razer’s Blade Pro 17 for eSports: Now with a 240 Hz Display

Already a big name in the gaming laptop market thanks to its sizable-yet-portable form factor, Razer has announed that they’re going to be expanding the range of their flagship Blade Pro 17 laptop even further with another new display option. With an eye towards eSports gamers, who are particularly keen on refresh rates and input latency, Razer is now offering the Blade Pro 17 with a 240 Hz Full-HD display.

Hitting and maintaining a frame rate of 240 fps requires a lot of graphics horsepower, so Razer is only offering its 240 Hz display option for Blade Pro 17s equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q or GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs. Meanwhile, other key components remained intact from other Blade Pro 17 models with a Full-HD LCD. The notebook still uses Intel’s six-core Core i7-9750H processor (2.6 GHz – 4.5 GHz) accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4-2667 memory (user upgradeable to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 memory) as well as a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (expandable to 2 TB) SSD. Unfortunately, Razer only ships a 1 TB SSD with its 4K Blade Pro 17 model for now.

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Past that, the 240Hz version of the Blade Pro 17 is identical to its siblings, right down to the 70.5 Wh battery and 2.75 kilograms weight. Unfortunately, Razer doesn’t provide detailed battery life estimates of its different laptop configurations, so it’s unclear whether the 240Hz panel comes with any drawbacks to desktop battery life, or if the real pinch will only be felt when gaming, when the display has reason to go to its maximum refresh rate.

The Razer Blade Pro 17 General Specifications
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DisplayDiagonal17.3″
Resolution1920×10803840×2160
Response Time? ms
Brightness300 cd/m²400 cd/m²
Refresh Rate144 Hz240Hz144 Hz240Hz120 Hz
Color GamutsRGB: 100%AdobeRGB 100%
CPUIntel Core i7-9750H processor:
6C/12T,
2.6 GHz Base
4.5 GHz Turbo
12 MB
RAM16 GB DDR4-2667
Upgradeable to 64 GB DDR4-3200
GraphicsRTX 2060
6 GB GDDR6
RTX 2070
8 GB GDDR6
RTX 2080
8 GB GDDR6
Storage512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs
Spare M.2 slot for PCIe or SATA SSDs
1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
Spare M.2 slot
Wi-Fi2×2 802.11ax Wi-Fi module
BluetoothBT 5.0
General Ports1 × Thunderbolt 3 for data, display output
1 × USB 3.12Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × 2.5 GbE
Other I/OHD webcam with IR,
TRRS connector for audio,
speakers,
microphone array,
SD UHS-III card reader
Dimensions (W × D × H)395 × 260 × 19.9 mm
15.55 × 10.24 × 0.78 inches
Weight2.75 kg | 6.06 pounds
Battery70.5 Wh
Price$2,499$2,799
$2,499
$2,799$3,199
$2,899
$3,199$3,699

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 notebooks with a 240 Hz display are now available to order in the US. The model equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q retails for $2,799, while the version with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q starts at $3,199. These happen to be the same prices as the original 144Hz models, and as a result Razer has also discounted prices on the 144Hz Blade Pro 17 laptops with RTX 2070/RTX 2080 GPUs by $300.

 

Source: Razer (via WindowsCentral)

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